Mission Impossible: 10 Flip-Flops You'll Want to Wear Everywhere, Not Just Poolside

Smack, smack.

Courtesy, design by Monica Park

Fact: They are not great for your feet. Nor are they much good in environs where discarded food wrappers blow like tumbleweeds. But non-basic flip-flops for a stroll on the boardwalk or a lawn straight out of an L.L. Bean catalog? Bliss. (Though these can Mr. Ripley their way practically anywhere.)

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"Nude" doesn't come in just one shade; neither do these ultra-slim flip-flops, now made for an impressively wide range of skin tones. 

BUY IT: TKEES, $50; tkees.com.

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2

You wanted "non-basic." You got non-basic with these laurel-gilded sandals, fit for a triumphal march. 

BUY IT: Giuseppe Zanotti, $700; net-a-porter.com.

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3

::sees metallic pink:: ::doesn't ask questions::

BUY IT: H&M, $13; hm.com.

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4

Support Beyoncé's twins' college fund. 

BUY IT: Ivy Park, $25; topshop.com.

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5

Reef, $20; pacsun.com.

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6

A super classic flip-flop brand plus an intricate print from a great swimwear designer? Where do we sign? 

BUY IT: Havaianas x We Are Handsome, $34; us.havaianas.com.

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7

Belongs in a modern-art museum. Or its gift shop. 

BUY IT: Ipanema, $30; openingceremony.com.

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8

Kitschy in the best "fab Palm Springs granny" kind of way. 

BUY IT: Steve Madden, $40; stevemadden.com.

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9

Welcome to your '90s daydream/nightmare. 

BUY IT: Zara, $70; zara.com.

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10

Beach meets the ballet. 

BUY IT: Charles & Keith, $47; charleskeith.com.

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